15 Healthy Hair Habits You Should Practice
The revival of women who naturally rock their texture hair is a beautiful thing! But somewhere along the line is much more busy with length than with the health of their hair. What they don’t realize is that when you focus more on maintaining your health, the length will come. Here are some healthy hair habits that you should practice, which will ultimately help you achieve your goal.
Feed Your Hair
It cannot be emphasized enough: healthy hair starts from within. We do not say you should be vegan, but you should include healthy fruits and vegetables in your diet and drink plenty of water. If you are someone with a hard time with vegetables, it’s an easy and enjoyable way to get your daily dose. This will give your hair follicles the necessary nutrients to thrive on your beaches.
Take Your Vitamins
A daily supplement like our Advanced Healthy Hair Vitamins will work with your diet to fill in whatever nutrients you may have and promote healthy hair growth.
Be Careful with Heat
As the saying goes, too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Too much heat can cause too much damage, and eventually your hair will not return to its natural state. Also, excessive or improper use of heat can lead to dry, brittle hair, breakage and split ends. You do not have to weaken the heat, but you need to be careful about your technique and how much you use. Here are some tips:
Use clear tools that have clear settings (not just “on / off”) and use the low or medium settings at most.
Prepare your hair for styling styling at the cleaning and conditioning stage to make sure it is well hydrated.
Always use a heat protective! This will act as a barrier between your hair aid and your hair to prevent damage.
Mielle’s Mongongo Oil Collection is designed to prepare hair before heat styling before the cleaning and conditioning phase, leaving you with soft, manageable hair. Plus, this collection is completed with a Thermal & Heat Protective Spray so you can get a beautiful finish without damage.
Cleanse Hair & Scalp Regularly
Yes, healthy hair starts from the inside, but it also needs a clean, healthy environment to grow out. A dirty scalp full of buildup can clog pores and follicles and essentially slow down healthy growth. And honest, dirty hair is just not sanitary!
How often your hair is, is completely up to you, depending on your daily routine (maybe you work out daily), how much product you use, and so on. The cleanliness of our Mongongo oil exfoliating shampoo gets rid of any build up on the hair and scalp, but keeps your hair’s natural oils intact.
Use Fingertips When Cleansing
Depending on how your scalp feels, a good scratch can really feel good. But with your fingernails, the scalp can be damaged unnecessarily. The fingers of your fingers, along with a little pressure, are all you need for thorough cleaning.
Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Shampoos containing sulfate strip the hair of its natural moisture. Instead, come for a moist shampoo like our Babassu Oil Condensate Sulphate Free Shampoo to gently clean while hydrating.
Our hair needs help in the moisture department due to the shape of our hair. So, as the last step in your washing routine, follow a good deep conditioner to fill moisture in the hair.
Use Deep Conditioner As Directed
Overnight conditioning can be popular, but it is unnecessary and can cause damage to your strings. There is no need to keep your deep conditioner in the directions for longer than this period. Check out our post on deep conditioner to learn more!
Gently Detangle From End to Root
Curly and kinky hair needs a lot of TLC. When you get the strings out, start from the end, then slowly and gently, work your way to the roots to break down.
Moisturize & Seal
If you continue the process, it is the best way to keep moisture while applying the product to your hair. Use a leave-in conditioner with your choice of styler, along with an organic hair oil to seal moisture, to keep your hair healthy, soft and manageable.
Get Regular Trims
Some may find these antidote to growth, but pruning your hair is affected by broken and split ends which can lead to more damage. To cut germ damage with a trim once every season (or if necessary) will keep the hair on its healthiest. Explore our blog post on natural hair growth to learn more!
Wear Protective Styles
Keeping your hair away in styles that require little or no manipulation for a few days or a few months will help you maintain length.
Protect the Hair at Night
Keep the hair moisturized and less likely to break by wrapping it in the night with a satin or scarf or hood. If you prefer to release your hair, a satin pillow will do just fine! Look at our post on protecting your natural hair for more tips.
Massage Your Scalp
A relaxing massage on the scalp every few nights will help stimulate the hair follicles and help with the flow of blood to the scalp to encourage healthy growth.
It’s easier said than done, but the best thing you can do for your hair is just relax. Whether you worry about the length of your hair or anything else, stress will often appear on our skin and also on our hair. So try to reduce your stress as much as possible.
Once again, the health of your hair is more important than the time it lasts. Focus on your health and before you know it, the length will come!